Positive News Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Entegris (ENTG) Share Price

Media stories about Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Entegris earned a news impact score of 2.25 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the semiconductor company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Entegris’ analysis:

NASDAQ:ENTG opened at $26.77 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.87 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.59 and a beta of 1.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a current ratio of 3.89 and a quick ratio of 2.64. Entegris has a 1 year low of $23.39 and a 1 year high of $39.55.

Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 25th. The semiconductor company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $398.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $401.79 million. Entegris had a return on equity of 25.34% and a net margin of 8.78%. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Entegris will post 1.88 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 31st will be given a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 30th. Entegris’s payout ratio is 19.44%.

ENTG has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Entegris from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 4th. BidaskClub cut Entegris from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. Loop Capital set a $46.00 price target on Entegris and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 28th. Deutsche Bank upgraded Entegris from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $40.00 to $38.00 in a research note on Monday, October 1st. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Entegris from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 18th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $41.60.

In other Entegris news, Director James Gentilcore sold 14,868 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.92, for a total value of $504,322.56. Following the sale, the director now owns 4,090 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $138,732.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Entegris

Entegris, Inc develops, manufactures, and supplies microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals, and advanced materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries worldwide. It operates through three segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Microcontamination Control (MC), and Advanced Materials Handling (AMH).

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